BMW of North America announced today that the free Pandora internet radio iPhone app, the first third party app approved for the new BMW Apps system, is now live and available for download from iTunes.
Starting today, all 2011 and 2012 BMW vehicles purchased with the BMW Apps option will be able to stream Pandora through the iPhone app. All you have to today is connect your iPhone to the vehicle and you can control Pandora through the vehicle’s controls. Popular Pandora features include the ability to easily access existing stations, create new stations, thumb-up or thumb-down tracks, and bookmark songs.
“The seamless integration of a highly desired service like Pandora demonstrates the enormous potential of the new BMW Apps,” said Stephan Durach, Director of the BMW Group Technology Office. “We are pleased that we are able to partner with Pandora in order to now offer this function across the BMW product range in a way that is simple to access and safer to operate.”
Customers can download the BMW Connected iPhone app, which is also available for free from the Apple App Store.
BMW Apps is available on model year 2012 and 2011 BMWs produced from March 2011 onwards for $250.00. The BMW Connected App and the Pandora app are now available for free at the Apple App Store.
– By: Omar Rana